|In order to honor those who have contributed significantly to community theatre, AACT bestows three major types of recognition: AACT Fellows, National Awards, and local Spotlight Awards. National Awards and Fellows recognition are annual, while Spotlight Awards may be presented at any time.
The designation “AACT Fellow” is bestowed for life upon those members of AACT who over a period of years have contributed significantly to the idea and ideal of community theatre. Both nomination and election to this select group are the responsibility of the current Fellows membership.
AACT honors individuals and organizations with the Art Cole Lifetime of Leadership Award, Corporate Award, David C. Bryant Outstanding Service Award, Distinguished Merit Award, Robert E. Gard Superior Volunteer Award, Special Recognition Award, and the Twink Lynch Organizational Achievement Award.
The recognition of special local achievement is made possible with AACT's Spotlight Award. Member theatres across the nation can nominate any individual, organization or company. Spotlight Award applications may be submitted at any time, and awards may be presented at any time during the year that is appropriate. Download nomination form for a Spotlight Award.